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Kitten – Pink Champagne EP

If I had to describe Kitten in one word it would be "fierce." That would be the word I would use to remember their fiery SXSW performance that happened in the convention center in the early afternoon. That setting is just about the least ideal setting for band to rock it and they tore the house down. ...

Audiofeed 2018 preview: acidfuneral 酸葬儀

As they used to say in Monty Python's Flying Circus, "and now for something completely different." As the band themselves put it, "酸葬儀 is an anonymous psychedelic black metal duo native to Champaign-Urbana. Audiofeed will be the official live debut, featuring three additional live members. The ...

Premiere: Digisaurus is back in town with “Hit & Run”

Words: Ryan Getz | Photo: Erika Mulligan Digisaurus, the indie pop-meets-disco project of James Allison, is one of those projects that Tuned Up has been privileged to follow. Today, I noticed one of those Facebook rewind posts shared by a friend who promoted a secret house show featuring metalcore ...

WARPED TOUR: TEN BANDS TO WATCH + FIVE MORE

Sometime in November of last year, Kevin Lyman shocked the music world when he announced that the 2018 edition of the Vans Warped Tour would be the last. I, like many others, mourned as this festival is the cornerstone of my summer, my musical landscape, and—dare I say it—my life. For 18 years in ...

An event to remember, The Secret World of Atlas Black, returns to Columbus

Words: Lieke Ruesink If you’re in Columbus in August, you’re in luck. Publisher Secret Midnight Press is not just organizing a poetry event, but creating an entire weekend filled with magic. From an album release show to a cat gallery, nothing is too crazy for creatives Jesse Cale and Ashley ...

Audiofeed 2018 preview: My Epic

I'm sitting here trying to think about where to start with introducing a band like My Epic to our audience and it's hard to know where to start. This band has played a very important role for me personally on my spiritual journey, so on one hand writing anything is going to feel somewhat inadequate. On ...

A bit of nostalgia, and a lot of new-new [single reviews]

[photo credit: Eliot Lee Hazel] Death Cab for Cutie - "Gold Rush": Finally, new Death Cab! This is the first single off of Thank You For Today, an album title that makes me think of a Phil Keaggy song of the same name. I have to imagine the theme of the record is going to be one of gratitude, that is ...